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Theme: The World is Getting Better

This event occurred on
July 5, 2012
9:00pm - 11:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)

We strive to raise the global perspective of the future that actually exists. We want to be a platform for speakers from different continents and different conditions that see how The world is getting better.

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Julia Mjörnstedt

Julia was only 21 years old when she was diagnozed with colon cancer. The frustation she experience with the lack of support for young people with cancer led her to start Ung Cancer. Ung Cancer is the first non-profit organization for young adults with cancer and their families. Ung Cancer has been appointed many rewards and prizes such as ”Årets Kommunikatör”, Svenska Hjältars Eldsjälar and in March Julia recieved a scholarship from the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf. Julia and Ung Cancer have made ​​the world better for many young adults.

Hoa Ly

Hoa Ly is CEO and co-founder of Hoa’s Tool Shop – a technology company, which in 2011 was listed by Wired magazine as one of Europe’s hottest startups. He is also a researcher in psychology at Linköping University, co-founder of consulting firm Psychology Factory and one of the organizers of the Health Technology Event Healthcare Hack Day. Last but not least, he is dj and plays regularly with stars like Miike Snow, Adrian Lux and Dada Life. Hoa’s work and research is a testament on how psychology and technology together can improve life and make it better for people.

Cecilia Uddén

Cecilia Uddén is working as a correspondent for the Swedish Radio's in the Middle East. She has worked at the Swedish Radio since 1988 and has also been stationed in Cairo, Washington and Amman. Cecilia has been awarded with several prizes such as the SR Language Prize in 2002, Torgny Segerstedt freedom pen 2005, Vilhelm Moberg Scholarship in 2006 and most recently Great Journalist Prize 2011.

Rebecca Chiao

Rebecca Chiao is the founder of Harassmap organization that works to break the acceptability of sexual harassment in Egypt. Harassmap map put where sexual harassment has taken place in Cairo through sms and calls from abused women. The organization is made up entirely of volunteers.

Dennis Camitz

Dennis Camitz is an innovative musician from Helsingborg, recently a finalist in The Voice Sweden. With magnificent, self-exposing pop and rock music he releases this summer, their first EP. On TEDxAlmedalen Dennis will play his own and others' songs on the theme of The World Is Getting Better.

Leo Razzak

Social entrepreneur

Organizing team


Visby, Sweden
  • Cecilia Wassaether
  • Anton Johansson
  • Sofie Bachrach
    Project manager